“Is the European Union finally moving to an economic – not just a monetary – Union?”, John Palmer (The Federal Trust, United Kingdom)

There is not much of a market just now for optimism about our economic, social, political or environmental future. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we face the worst economic crash in more than 100 years and potential climate change disaster. But the outcome of the marathon five day Brussels summit sets out a strikingly encouraging new direction for the European Union.

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